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Species Mesites rufipennis

Mesites rufipennis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Cossoninae
Tribe Cossonini
Genus Mesites
Species rufipennis (Mesites rufipennis)
Explanation of Names
Mesites rufipennis LeConte 1878
Range
in our area, Atlantic Coast (NJ-FL)(1)
Habitat
on driftwood(1)
Works Cited
1.Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).
Janet C. Ciegler. 2010. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp.